What should we expect from the tournament and is it worth watching? Eight best female CS:GO roster will be playing there. For the second question,I we think that this event can interest someone who wants to watch CS:GO, but can't wait till the start of the playoff stage of the Major tournament. On of IEM Challenge Katowice 2019 advantages is the fact that the events of this championship don't overlap IEM Katowice Major 2019 and we can observe the events of both the first and the second event till the third of March.
Intel Extreme Masters Challenge Katowice 2019 as well as the playoff stage of the Major tournament will be held from 28 February till 3 March, however, the prize pool will consist of only $50,000, while the main money reward will be $25,000.
As for the participants in IEM Challenge Katowice 2019, such collectives as Team Dignitas Female, Beşiktaş Esports, Assassins, Orgless Female, Crowns Female, Counter Logic Gaming Red, Carnage Esports Female and paiN Girls will be fighting for the prize. In our opinion, the most promising teams are two collectives: Beşiktaş Esports and Assassins. Ones of the representatives of Beşiktaş Esports are Juliano and zAAz, and Assassins is represented by vilga and mimimicheater. These four esportswomen used to play for Team Secret and were parts of one of the most successful female teams in the CS:GO history. They got a won IEM Challenge Katowice 2015, 2016 and 2017, and also being a part of other female championships of this esports shooting discipline. It's worth paying attention to such collectives as Dignitas Female and Crowns Female, that opposed each other at the final of the previous IEM Challenge Katowice. At that moment Crowns Female were performing for another tag Squared Prospect, and the victory was gained by the representatives of Team Dignitas Female.
Summing it up, we can say that IEM Challenge Katowice 2019 should be observed for sure. This tournament will help to wait for the start of the first matches of the rest of gaming days of IEM Katowice Major 2019, and some of the participants in the tournament will be able to give us a great show.